Pacific Northwest Means Business.

Connect Pacific Northwest is an education conference and appointment-only trade show. Hosted by Connect, the event brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in association meetings and events in the Pacific Northwest for a quality packed day of general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and networking.







Connect Pacific Northwest is the business marketplace where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business.





2018 Agenda

Subject to Change

Thursday, Nov. 29
3:30-5:30 p.m.Registration
4-5:15 p.m.Welcome & Happy Hour Education
5:30-6:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
7-9 p.m.Networking Reception
Friday, Nov. 30
9 a.m.Breakfast
9:30-10:30 a.m.Marketplace Appointments
11 a.m.-noonEducation Sessions
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:45-2:45 p.m.Education Sessions
3-4 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
4-5 p.m.Closing Cocktails




2017 Speaker

2018 Coming Soon

John Chen
CEO & The Big Kid
Meet the extreme leader of Geoteaming. He climbs mountains, walks on fire, swims with dolphins in the wild, rides Harleys, organizes Super Bowl suites and snowboards out of helicopters.

John started Geoteaming 20 years ago and is a recognized thought leader on digital team building. He is the John Wiley   Sons author of “50 Digital Team Building Games,” a top selling business book. John’s clients learn how to balance the paradox of competition and collaboration. His work has earned him multiple awards. More than 160,000 clients across the United States and in countries including Spain, France and Taiwan have experienced breakthrough results. When you meet John, you will encounter a dynamic, energetic and effective facilitator who makes friends with everyone. He will help you and your team experience a life-changing adventure.

"With every big risk comes a hidden reward. It may not be what you think it is, it may be better!" – John Chen

2017 Education

2018 Coming Soon

Friday, Dec. 1
2:15-3:15 p.m. | Sweet Discussion Roundtables

Taking time to speak with fellow colleagues to share ideas and troubleshoot opportunties is something any hospitality professional can get behind. This is your opportunity to dive deeper into appointments that needed more time, or to discuss with fellow attendees your thoughts and ideas concerning four different topics. Choose between event design, membership & attendance, supplier and planner relationships, and food and beverage trends. A moderator will be available to take notes, which will be shared with all of the attendees afterwards for real-life application post event. And enjoy some sweets during the conversation - a little pick me up never hurts a brainstorming session!

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Master Class

Presented by Beth Ziesenis

The most popular posts on social media are pictures and videos, and with a few easy (and free!) tech tools, you can transform your messages into shareworthy graphics that will put your organization out in front. This action-packed session will give you dozens of sites and apps that will help you elevate the quality of your social media posts and other material.

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